Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA called out the members of the group who have and have NOT been helping make a new album into a reality.
In an interview with Grantland, RZA gives the most credit to Method Man, who he says has been the most supportive and motivated to make the project happen. Down at the other end of the spectrum? Raekwon, who, he claims, has not shown up at all.
And one of the guys who showed up the most was Method Man. He showed the most tenacity, he was the most vocal, he showed up the most, and he got the most lyrics on the new album. He’s already recorded eight or nine songs. He’s been on it. You know, I give Cappadonna credit, he’s been really on it. U-God has been present. Masta Killa be representing. Inspectah Deck has been somewhat present. Ghost has been, you know, 20 percent present. And Raekwon hasn’t shown up at all. When you look at somebody like Masta Killa and U-God, they seem to have that original hunger to complete the legacy. I respect that everybody [is] busy with they own lives. I started with a plan that I thought would work. Now maybe my plan not working.
RZA goes on to ruminate about the platinum power of the Wu-Tang, wondering why anyone wouldn’t want to be a part of it. As the group approaches the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking classic Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) album, RZA thinks they should make one “great last album.”
For his part, Raekwon responded on Twitter: ”Yea i just read that rza article? Shit is funny to me. I love u rza, u know what it really is.”
[h/t The 405]